Tips a Cap to Monkees Front Man Davy Jones, Who Passed Away Yesterday at 66 from a Heart Attack

Share Article men's lifestyle and finance magazine fondly remembers the late Davy Jones, and comments on the anomaly of his February 29th death. men’s lifestyle and finance magazine remembers Davy Jones as a talented and well-loved musician, and remarks on the anomaly of his February 29th death. England-born singer, songwriter, and actor Jones joined The Monkees, a band formed expressly to perform on the lucrative television show of the same name, in 1965 and is otherwise perhaps best known for singing the lyrics in the Monkees pop hit, “Daydream Believer.”

Fox News reported on Thursday, one day after Jones was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead, that an autopsy did indeed confirm that the cause of death was a heart attack. The article states that the medical examiner’s office in Martin County, FL, affirmed that the authorities completed a thorough examination early Thursday.

Micky Dolenz, one of the surviving members of The Monkees, visited NBC’s “Today” show to comment on the sudden passing of his friend and fellow band mate Davy Jones. Dolenz told “Today” host Ann Curry, “[Davy Jones] was the last one that I thought would go first, the youngest one of us.” Dolenz called Jones “the go-to guy for fun and a laugh,” referring to him as a jokester who looked at the bright side of life. Dolenz described the process of auditioning for The Monkees, and explained that when the four original band members came together, it was like “a serendipitous sort of thing--catching lightning in a bottle…a little bit of magic.”’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “The Monkees just make me smile. Their music, their show, the chemistry and fun they have when they perform. Outside the Monkees, I’ve seen Davy Jones on the Brady Bunch and Boy Meets World. Jones will be sorely missed. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t make it out to the Monkees’ 45th Anniversary Tour last year.”

Jones began his acting career at age 11, and by age 17 was cast as the Artful Dodge in the West End musical “Oliver!” The show hit Broadway in 1963 and was nominated for a Tony for “Best Featured Actor in a Musical” that year. On February 9th, 1964, Jones appeared along with the Broadway cast of “Oliver!” on the Ed Sullivan Show, which happened to be the same episode that The Beatles made their debut appearance on the show. Jones later told the Palm Beach Post in 2004, “I watched the Beatles from the side of the stage, I saw the girls going crazy, and I thought, is that what happens when you’re a pop singer? I want to be part of that!” He was cast as a member of The Monkees in 1965, and performed with them and starred on the hit television show of the same name until 1971. Since then, Jones toured solo and acted in several movies and television shows, as well as raced horses professionally in the U.S. feels that Jones’ death is incredibly premature, and commented on the date of the late singer’s passing, “How odd to have a death on February 29th. It always occurred to me what an anomaly it was to be born on that date, but it’s almost more strange to pass on it.”

Last year, three members of The Monkees got together for “An Evening with the Monkees: the 45th Anniversary Tour.” The tour ran from May to July 2011 and visited the U.K. and the U.S. It was the fourth and final reunion tour that featured band members Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork together.

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